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Offline selina

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Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« on: July 24, 2007, 08:23:18 AM »
Hi all,

Picked up these glasses today. I think they are about 70's. Ive been checking out Whitefriars sites and am still not sure if they would be considered theirs or not. They measure just under 4 inches in height and the top width is 2 1/4 inches. They arent very big. Light amber colour. Ive never seen Whitefriars or held it so its hard to judge and I wasnt sure which other companies did that textured style.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8027 glasses
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8026 base

Trudy
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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 08:51:58 AM »
I think they're Ravenhead.  Maybe related to 'Vista'

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1820

ChopinLiszt or HeidiMin might know.  :)

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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 09:00:25 AM »
Or even me!  ;D

Ravenhead Nevada, came in amber and turquoise (don't know if they did other colours too) and at least three sizes shapes that I know of. I have the same glasses in two sizes - your size and the smaller ones:
examples of both colours here: http://www.yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/thumbnails.php?album=69



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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 10:25:10 AM »
Thanks so much!!

Thats the first time Ive ever heard of Ravenhead. Now Im actually going to list with confidence. But I am going to use the dreaded Retro word...lol And I guess I would describe them as textured...

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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007, 10:28:18 AM »
Trudy, I think 'retro' is fine, although some might not agree.  ;)  Textured is correct too.

I have to say that you'd probably be better off enjoying and using them yourself, or keeping them to sell in a year or so.  Just my opinion, but they might not raise much money if you try to sell them.  :'(

I'd be very happy to be proved wrong though.  :)
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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 10:44:37 AM »
Max, Most of my things only sell for small prices :) Im still waiting for my big 'find'.

Hopefully they will sell for more than I paid...that keeps me happy. Its about the only way I can keep my end up and have money coming in. All the little profits add up.

Retro is a popular thing here at the moment so they might sell okay....then again, they are cute..Trouble is I keep on keeping all the cute, nice, gorgeous, retro..you name it. I dont think Ive parted with anything lately.. I really must work out what Im collecting!!  ::)

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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 11:45:46 AM »
Isn't that interesting! I immediately just assumed Anchor Hocking Lido.
http://www.pixclix.com/glassproject/patterninfo.asp?ID=12
http://home.comcast.net/~mfreier/lido.htm
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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 12:32:17 PM »
Hmm okay, now Im in a dilemma!!

I really cant tell between the two!!

The only thing that is maybe leaning towards the Anchor Hocking is the kind of rough pattern under the texture. And on mine, at the top of the glass the raised textured bits finish approx 1/4 of an inch before the top of the glass..and the rough pattern covers the rest.
Ive taken a pic which shows it up a lot better.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8028
The Hocking ones 'seem' to have that...

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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 12:36:23 PM »
I really don't know, Trudy!


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Re: Are these glasses Whitefriars Bark?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2007, 01:52:45 PM »
Anne & Max are right - they're definitely Ravenhead - I have a boxed set.

 

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